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New York Times, Thursday, January 20, 2022

FM band on the radio?

Author:
Howard Barkin
Editor:
Will Shortz
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Howard Barkin

This puzzle:

Rows: 15, Columns: 15 Words: 78, Blocks: 36 Missing: {QX} This is puzzle # 12 for Mr. Barkin.
Howard Barkin notes:
This puzzle arose from the simple idea that The Voice was a TV show with the initials "TV". It shouldn't be hard to find other ... read more
Jeff Chen notes:
THE VOICE on TV, what a terrifically vibrant find! It lends itself to a perfect clue, [TV talent show], that describes THE VOICE in ... read more
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© 2022, The New York Times1/20/22 ( No. 26,371 )
Across
1
It counts on your movements : FITBIT
7
Rev (up) : AMP
10
Neighbor for a Syrian : TURK
14
Antelope with lyre-shaped horns : IMPALA
15
Loving murmur : COO
16
"Chestnuts roasting ___ open fire" : ONAN
17
Side Hyde tried to hide : JEKYLL
18
TV talent show? : THEVOICE
20
Spark of a sort : IDEA
21
"The Simpsons" character who competed in a crossword tournament : LISA
23
Gathering of spies? : INTEL
24
Ocho ___, Jamaica : RIOS
26
Eavesdropping on the most conversations, maybe : NOSIEST
28
FM band on the radio? : FLEETWOODMAC
32
Pinkish violet : LILAC
33
Typical kabuki performer, in any role : MAN
34
Round food item with square indentations : EGGO
38
Blesses : OKS
39
Approaches closely : HOMESIN
43
Rare tic-tac-toe win : OOO
44
Popular samosa filling : PEAS
46
Aid at a carwash : RAG
47
Field of "Mad Men," informally : ADBIZ
49
Academy Awards M.C.? : MICHAELCAINE
53
"Les Demoiselles d'Avignon" artist : PICASSO
56
Rating one chili pepper, say : MILD
57
Ever : OFALL
58
General meaning : GIST
60
Programming language named for a beverage named for an island : JAVA
64
U.S. symbol? : UNCLESAM
66
Tied up, as a ship : MOORED
68
Promotional gift, often : TOTE
69
Actress Ortiz : ANA
70
Mean : UNKIND
71
Minor uproar : STIR
72
Place to climb stairs that go nowhere : GYM
73
Places : STEADS
Down
1
Many-time "Survivor" locale : FIJI
2
Invited to chat, in brief : IMED
3
Toll rte. : TPKE
4
Where Silicon Valley is : BAYAREA
5
"___ say!" : ILL
6
Soap ingredient : TALLOW
7
Deeds : ACTS
8
Mahatma Gandhi's given name : MOHANDAS
9
Mascot of the N.F.L.'s Ravens, appropriately : POE
10
Lacking the killer instinct, say : TOONICE
11
Team up : UNITE
12
Four of the 10 decathlon events : RACES
13
Prepared to pray, perhaps : KNELT
19
Collectible stamp? : VISA
22
Prefix with -tonic : ISO
25
Hankering : ITCH
27
Present opener? : OMNI
28
Complete failure : FLOP
29
Such as : LIKE
30
One of two Disney characters singing "For the First Time in Forever" : ELSA
31
Watch brand for 007 : OMEGA
35
Expanse crossed by the Silk Road : GOBI
36
Enter : GOIN
37
Exhibit greatly, as charm : OOZE
40
"The Lord of the Rings" baddies : ORCS
41
Brownish red : MAHOGANY
42
It dissolves in H2O : NACL
45
What teaspoons are vis-à-vis tablespoons : SMALLER
48
Many a groaner : DADJOKE
50
Setting for Robinson Crusoe : ISLE
51
Lifesaving inits. : EMS
52
Kind of test : LITMUS
53
Sulks : POUTS
54
"Alternatively ..." : IFNOT
55
Torch thistles, e.g. : CACTI
59
Prayer leader : IMAM
61
Highlight of una scena : ARIA
62
Sell : VEND
63
Goes on to say : ADDS
65
Give under weight : SAG
67
Niagara Falls locale: Abbr. : ONT

Answer summary: 3 unique to this puzzle, 1 unique to Shortz Era but used previously.

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